E! shacks up with Lohans
EmptyE! Entertainment Television is ready to find out how Lindsay Lohan's family lives.
The cable network has greenlighted a reality series, tentatively titled "Living Lohan," that stars Lohan's mom, Dina, and 14-year-old sister, Ali. The eight-episode series, set to debut in the summer, is from Bunim-Murray Prods. (MTV's "The Real World") and Maloof Television (Spike TV's "Bullrun").
Cameras will go inside the Lohans' Long Island, N.Y., home to follow Dina as she works double duty as mom and manager, keeping track of Lindsay's schedule and helping Ali try to jump-start her music and acting career. In addition, the show will follow the Lohans to the Maloof-owned Palms Casino in Las Vegas, where Ali will record tracks for the Maloof family's Interscope-based record label. Also appearing in the half-hour show will be Dina's two sons, 11-year-old Cody and college student Michael.
The series has been speculated about for some time under the title "Momager," but E!'s announcement Tuesday marked the network's first confirmation.
"The Lohans are one of the most intriguing families in the entertainment industry today," said Lisa Berger, executive vp original programming and series development at E!
Executive producing the series are Jonathan Murray, Laura Korkoian and Jeff Jenkins for Bunim-Murray and Phil Maloof and Andrew Jameson for Maloof TV.
Maloof said he was first introduced to Ali via a magazine article and once he met her realized "how talented and hardworking she is," adding that "she's going to be really successful one day; she has such a terrific voice and terrific work ethic."
Asked whether Lindsay might appear in the E! series, Jameson said there are no plans at this point but noted that the Lohans are a such a "close-knit family that there's a possibility she will be part of what's being documented.
As for the Lohans' appeal, Murray said they are a "very down-to-earth, relatable family," adding that "when viewers get to know these people, they will really like them.